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Historical Trauma and Racial Justice Summit

We are excited to invite you to a half-day Justice Network Summit on January 19th, 2019 from 8:30am – 12:00 noon in the Normandale Lutheran Church basement fellowship hall. Our facilitator will be Sam Simmons, who works with African American men and community in trauma healing and who was recently recognized for his work in this area by Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter, as well as Governor Dayton. Sam is a licensed chemical dependency counselor by training, and has worked within systems across the country to connect the dots between history and present-day trauma & injustice.

We will dive into the topic of historical trauma, and explore the ways in which it impacts us, others, and the community at large. May our eyes, ears, and hearts be open as we come together for this critically important task.

Please invite any family or friends who may be interested in being present at this gathering; our time will be free and open to anybody willing to come with an open spirit. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

Because we’ll be providing some light breakfast food and drinks, we’re asking everybody who even thinks they might come to let us know by reserving free tickets to the event, either through the Facebook event or our Eventbrite ticketing page.